Building Permits & Land Use Review

Construction in Olympia
Looking for information about planned or active construction in Olympia? Our Interactive Construction Map has details about both City and private projects.

The Permit Center

The Permit CenterPermit Center staff are available to help you through every step of the way, so that your construction experience in the City of Olympia is a positive one.

Olympia City Hall (2nd floor)
601 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501

Counter Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(except City-recognized holidays)

Contact Us
Phone: 360.753.8314 (M-F, 8-5) Email:

What Do I Need?

Most construction projects in Olympia will require permits in order to ensure they meet local, State, and National building and safety regulations.

Certain types of projects must also first go through a Land Use (Site Plan) review process. If you are unsure what your project requires, start here: Walk Me Through...

Know what you need? You can:

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Common Questions and Helpful Resources